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Bishop Nick

Nicholas Ridley, born 1500, dedicated his life to the church and eventually became Bishop of London in 1550. His questioning of the Pope’s supremacy over the Kingdom of England led to his imprisonment in the Tower of London and he was tried for heresy. In 1555 Queen Mary, or ‘Bloody Mary’ as she became known, got her way and Bishop Nick was burnt at the stake for his religious beliefs. He died a Martyr in Oxford on October 16.

Almost 300 years later in 1842 Thomas Dixon Ridley built his brewery on the banks of the River Chelmer. It was here that the Ridleys’ great tradition of brewing was born. The brewery thrived and Ridley’s beer was enjoyed at inns from Southend to Saffron Walden. Over the next 163 years six generations of Ridleys honed their skills and perfected their palettes to bring the people of Essex the best local brews, until the brewery was sold in 2005.

Today, Nelion Ridley takes up the mantle once more, and with his craft brewery ‘Bishop Nick’, is devoted to keeping Essex ales sacred.

Bishop Nick 1555 Best Bitter 1 x  500ml Bottles Bishop Nick 1555 Best Bitter 1 x  500ml Bottles

Bishop Nick 1555 Best Bitter 1 x 500ml Bottles

Now this is a seriously full-bodied ale. No messing. Bishop Nick wasn’t burnt at the stake in 1555 so we could sit quietly and sip weak ale. Not a chance. This rich tawny beer is a tribute to defian..

£2.66 Ex Tax:£2.22

Bishop Nick 1555 Best Bitter 5000ml Mini Cask Bishop Nick 1555 Best Bitter 5000ml Mini Cask

Bishop Nick 1555 Best Bitter 5000ml Mini Cask

Now this is a seriously full-bodied ale. No messing. Bishop Nick wasn’t burnt at the stake in 1555 so we could sit quietly and sip weak ale. Not a chance. This rich tawny beer is a tribute to defian..

£19.99 Ex Tax:£16.66

Bishop Nick CHILL'D 440 ml Bishop Nick CHILL'D 440 ml

Bishop Nick CHILL'D 440 ml

CHILL'D (Pilsner style Lager 4.8%) Shot through with the subtlety and complexity it’s only possible to get from an authentic small batch brewing process, ..

£3.36 Ex Tax:£2.80

Bishop Nick Crown 1 x  500ml Bottles Bishop Nick Crown 1 x  500ml Bottles

Bishop Nick Crown 1 x 500ml Bottles

A triumphant combination of floral and citrus aromas, with rich biscuit maltiness. This refreshing golden ale is easy-drinking and light enough to quench a right royal thirst. Forged from a blend of..

£3.00 Ex Tax:£2.50

Bishop Nick CRUZ'D (West Coast IPA 6.2%) Bishop Nick CRUZ'D (West Coast IPA 6.2%)

Bishop Nick CRUZ'D (West Coast IPA 6.2%)

CRUZ'D (West Coast IPA 6.2%)Like a late summer sunset over the Hollywood Hills, this big, peach-hued West Coast IPA is chock-full of star quality and classic American hops including Amaril..

£3.36 Ex Tax:£2.80

Bishop Nick Divine 1 x  500ml Bottles Bishop Nick Divine 1 x  500ml Bottles

Bishop Nick Divine 1 x 500ml Bottles

Here’s a Premium Ale you can believe in. Perfected over six generations of master brewers. A festival of English flavours featuring spice, nuttiness and caramel, nicely balanced with a mellow hoppin..

£2.66 Ex Tax:£2.22

Bishop Nick Flaxen 1 x  500ml Bottles Bishop Nick Flaxen 1 x  500ml Bottles

Bishop Nick Flaxen 1 x 500ml Bottles

Everybody knows blondes have more fun and with this intensely fruity one, that’s pretty much guaranteed! With lemon & lime and just a hint of dill, we’re talking taste sensation. A trio of excit..

£3.00 Ex Tax:£2.50

Bishop Nick Heresy 1 x 500ml Bottles Bishop Nick Heresy 1 x 500ml Bottles

Bishop Nick Heresy 1 x 500ml Bottles

We are talking about uncompromising refreshment here. Bishop Nick was executed a heretic because he wouldn’t renounce his faith, so we’re not compromising either. Heresy is the holy grail of gold..

£2.66 Ex Tax:£2.22

Bishop Nick Martyr 1 x 330 ml Bishop Nick Martyr 1 x 330 ml

Bishop Nick Martyr 1 x 330 ml

American-style IPA. Washington native hops Willamette and Simcoe take centre stage to deliver a symphony of spicy floral bitterness, supported by a sweet malty backbone. Dedicated to our uncompromis..

£2.39 Ex Tax:£1.99

Bishop Nick Rejoice 1 x  500ml Bottles Bishop Nick Rejoice 1 x  500ml Bottles

Bishop Nick Rejoice 1 x 500ml Bottles

With great joy we bring you a winter ale which packs a figgy pudding punch. Its owes its rich copper colour to a sprinkling of chocolate malt and a chorus of English hops impart a festive spicy bitt..

£3.00 Ex Tax:£2.50

Bishop Nick Ridley's Rite 1 x 500ml Bottles Bishop Nick Ridley's Rite 1 x 500ml Bottles

Bishop Nick Ridley's Rite 1 x 500ml Bottles

Champion Beer of Britain SILVER 2017 for Bishop Nick’s leading cask brand. A good honest session bitter. Get your tastebuds round this classic beauty. English Fuggles and Goldings do a sterling job ..

£2.66 Ex Tax:£2.22

Bishop Nick ROAST'D 440 ml Can Bishop Nick ROAST'D 440 ml Can

Bishop Nick ROAST'D 440 ml Can

ROAST'D (Milk Coffee Stout 5.6%)We don’t mess about when it comes to stout. This one’s properly decadent. Lactose sweetness and oats, combined with hints of chocolate, toffee , and biscuity malt..

£3.36 Ex Tax:£2.80

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